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Fun Activities: Sunday River & Bethel Maine

Sunday River Update

It’s no secret that so far, December has been unusually warm across New England. Fortunately, Sunday River’s team of snowmakers has been hard at work since early November and has 25 trails open for skiing and riding - the most of any resort in the northeast!

Last night, the Sunday River received 1-2” of fresh snow on top of the 6” base already in place. With a bit of cooperation from mother nature, Sunday River will be looking great for the upcoming holiday vacation week.


Off-Mountain Activities


What’s great about Sunday River is that unlike many ski areas, the mountain isn’t the only attraction. Check out these great off-mountain activities and destinations around Bethel, ME, and Sunday River:


The Gem


The Gem is a “movies and arts space” that hosts a diverse series of events and shows year-round, including ski movie premieres, holiday parties, art galleries and more.  

Anyone who has ever been to The Gem knows that it lives up to its name - this local favorite helps strengthen the local community by fostering an appreciation for art and cinema. The Gem offers affordable ticket prices and a wide array of entertainment options, making it attractive to people of all ages.

Whether you are a year-round resident or a seasonal visitor. The Gem is the perfect spot for a night out with friends and family in the Bethel area.

Visit their website to find out more information.




Yogamoto is a non-profit yoga studio in Bethel that offers Vinyasa Flow group classes as well as private classes. Getting its name from the combination of “Yoga” and “Moto” (meaning “origin” in Japanese and “movement” in Italian, the instructors at Yogamoto work with students to become centered and fully present in their daily lives.

Yogamoto does not charge for its classes, but instead, suggests a donation of $5 - $15 and all proceeds are given to support local education.

View Yogomoto schedule here.


Matterhorn Ski Bar


Located in Newry ME only minutes from Sunday River, The Matterhorn Ski Bar is the quintessential apres ski bar and restaurant. In recent years, this Sunday River hot-spot has been voted “Best Ski Bar USA” by Skiing Magazine and “Best Classic Ski Bar in the East” by Ski Magazine.

The decor of the Ski Bar includes almost 900 skis, trail signs and ski maps from all over the world. Combine that with the excellent Artisan wood fired pizza and live music and it’s easy to understand why this place is so popular.

Learn more at

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